Arkansas joins 15 US State Archives using Preservica to Safeguard its long term digital records

Arkansas State Archives leads the way in digital preservation to protect state records and historic materials

Arkansas has just become the latest US State Archives to select Preservica to ensure the long-term protection and accessibility of important state records. Arkansas State Archives has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition for long term preservation and safe-keeping of its state’s significant electronic records of lasting value.

Arkansas joins 15 other states using Preservica’s digital preservation solution, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

123ContactForm attains HIPAA Compliant Status

123ContactForm, leading web form builder, announced today that it has achieved compliance with data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The decision was based on 123ContactForm’s customers feedback and on the increased interest in medical forms such as Appointment Request, Medical History Form, Prescription Refill, Online Bill Pay, Patient Satisfaction Survey and Dental History Form. The progressive complexity of the forms was soon followed by a need to ask for the patient’s private health information.

RiskIQ Launches Real-Time Security Intelligence Services to Predict Attacker's Next Move

Empowers customers to fight back by detecting malicious activity as it appears on the Internet

San Francisco – July 28, 2016 – RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, today announced general availability for its Security Intelligence Services, a ground-breaking new product that uses the Internet itself as a detection system to automatically defend a network from cyber attacks. Attackers use automation and can launch sophisticated attacks at very low cost by rotating and reusing undetected infrastructure. RiskIQ has provided defenders with access to Internet datasets, advanced analytics and machine learning to stay one step ahead. With Security Intelligence Services, RiskIQ now detects unknown threats at the source and tracks how attacks change and spread—in real-time.

Eduserv Adds Microsoft Azure To Cloud Proposition

  • Partnership enhances services for digital transformation in the public sector

Eduserv, the not-for-profit provider of IT services for the public sector, has enhanced its services for digital transformation by partnering with Microsoft as a Cloud Solutions Provider.

The new partnership sees Microsoft Azure and Office 365 added to Eduserv’s services, giving customers more options to move to the cloud and build the foundations for digital transformation.

Microsoft Azure adds to the existing managed cloud services covered by Eduserv’s Assured Hybrid Cloud. By connecting to Eduserv’s accredited cloud platform or to public clouds including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, customers can take a secure and progressive approach to cloud migration and digital transformation.

Empowering Education in the Age of Big Data

Today the teaching pedagogy has changed dramatically. With innovations in technology and increasing student mobility, educational delivery is changing constantly. Many schools have adopted the idea of personalized learning and they examine each student on their cultural background, needs and interests to create a customized educational program to generate interest and maximize outcomes. Similarly, schools, colleges and universities across the country has infinite data on students, teachers and staff which has to be effectively managed and analyzed to uncover insights that can improve operational effectiveness and boost student engagement.

Cupid Media Utilizes SDL Machine Translation to Translate 70 Million Words Per Month Across 100 Countries

Global online dating service provider removes language barriers by translating user-generated content in real-time

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – July 20, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Cupid Media is using SDL Machine Translation technology to enable single people across the globe to communicate seamlessly in real-time, regardless of their native language or location.

Cupid Media is a rapidly growing online dating network that sees 20,000 new customers each day. The company has helped over 30 million people worldwide look for love across its 36 different dating sites in 100 countries worldwide. With a need to address its growing demand for additional languages, the company turned to SDL to implement its Machine Translation technology.

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Acquia Releases New Drupal 8 Distribution Called Lightning

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Open Source Distribution Accelerates Drupal 8 Projects, Offers Intuitive Authoring and Streamlined Workflows for Enterprise Organizations

BOSTON – July 19, 2016 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the launch of Acquia Lightning, a freely available open source distribution of Drupal that accelerates Drupal 8 development, streamlines authoring for business users, and make it easy for non-technical users to manage content and experiences. It serves as the perfect starter kit for Drupal 8, bringing together critical functionality for enterprise-scale delivery of digital experiences. The Acquia Lightning distribution is available on Acquia Cloud Free, where developers can start building with Drupal 8 today.

The proliferation of new devices and channels along with the rapidly growing expectations for mobile experiences raises the stakes for developers and builders of digital experiences. Drupal 8 provides digital experience management capabilities built for the future of the web. It offers a simplified user experience and tools that empower builders to create highly personalized and mobile experiences. Today’s launch of Acquia Lightning makes it easy for organizations to get started fast with Drupal 8, shaving weeks or months off development projects.

Lack of skills is main barrier to digital transformation on the IBM i suggests new research

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61% of IBM i user organizations have implemented digital initiatives, but half of them say the shortage of IBM i skills is a barrier

PETERBOROUGH, NH – July 07, 2016 – 61% of IBM i users revealed in a new poll that their organization had rolled out some type of digital transformation initiative on the platform, typically adding web interfaces to IBM i applications or switching from paper to digital presentment of documents. However, the growing shortage of IBM i skills came out as one of the biggest barriers to transformation projects on the IBM i.

The survey of 52 European IBM i users includes interviews conducted by SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, at two recent IBM i conferences, International i-Power 2016 and Common Europe Congress. It highlights the top five digital transformation initiatives that organizations have implemented on the IBM i operating system:

Top digital transformation initiatives implemented on IBM i

New Feature For WordPress CaptainForm: Centralized Form Management For Digital Agencies

123ContactForm has announced today that its WordPress form builder, CaptainForm, has a new important feature: centralized form management for digital agencies.

Centralized form management allows digital agencies and freelancers (and anybody who builds websites for clients) to manage all of the forms they create from the same place: their own WordPress dashboard. At the same time, they can share forms with their respective owners.

This feature works best with the Hero license key ($195/year), which can be activated on an unlimited number of websites. The administrator will activate the license key on the clients’ WordPress websites. In the administrator’s WordPress installation, all forms will show up. The administrator will split them into groups and share each group with its associated client.

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10 Profound Reasons Why Nerds Rule Digital Marketing

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How do you spot a modern Einstein? Thick glasses, braces, tucked shirts in high-waist pants, walks fast and always slouching—these are the typical geeks that Hollywood presented to the world. But such descriptions do not hold true these days.

They are no longer just stuck in a basement inventing a time travel machine. They are no longer just looking at a blackboard trying to solve the most complex math problems. There are also digital nerds, and they are as cool as the guys we hang out with on a Friday night. These tech-savvy individuals rule what we now know as digital marketing, which is practically a nerd’s world.

Digital marketing, such as those services provided by Propelrr, has opened doors for so many talents. It’s an industry that is a melting pot for all specialties—marketing, branding, web design, analytics, creative writing, and business development. This type of marketing is not just about tweeting and hoping for the best. It takes a true lover of innovation and marketing to be an effective digital marketer and a true-blue digital nerd.

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